March 21, 2014

I Love Nail Polish- Nostalgia (H) [Swatch]




Today I'm happy to be sharing I Love Nail Polish- Nostalgia (H) from the recent Spring 2014 collection of Ultra Chromes!



Nostalgia (H) is a red-orange-green multichrome that contains holographic shimmer particles. (In case the awesome chrome shiftiness wasn't cool enough!)

As far as the shift goes, it's super strong, and you can see many colors graduating out toward the edges of the nail even without holding your fingers at oblique angles.  There is even a hint of aqua at the very edges sometimes, and a bit of yellow in the center occasionally.




I had just cut my nails way down and shaped them prior to doing these swatches, and I did not think it through properly! This color is amazing, and really deserves to be seen on longer nails, I think! Alas!

Artificial light, two coats:





Absolutely fascinating to look at!  The holo particles even flash in indoor light slightly, and the color shift is a little mind-blowing.

I realize my photos do reveal brushstrokes, but those really aren't noticeable in person at all because of everything else going on with this polish.  Movement, and the constant color shifting, obscure them pretty well, so I don't think they're something that detracts at all.

Window-filtered daylight:



Outside, shade:




Sun:



Now I have to tell you that I had very weak sun, barely peeking through the clouds, when I photographed this.  I think the true holo potential is not shown- I just didn't get lucky with the weather!


Formula: It's got a medium viscosity, and is surprisingly pigmented. It glides on the nail very easily, and seems forgiving.  Brushstrokes aren't noticeable unless you're viewing two inches from your eyeball. This also dries very quickly, and builds to opacity in two coats!

I also wore this for almost three days and experienced no chipping, and only minimal tip-wear.  For a chrome finish, I think that's really excellent!





What do you think?

14 comments:

  1. This is super gorgeous!! I always adore your multi/duochrome swatches!

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  2. Such a gorgeous color. Look at all those different flashes you get depending on how the light hits it too.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! Your photos of it are amazing!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I love that it has shimmer in it too!

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  5. Beautiful! I think it looks amazing on your shorter nails. Thanks to you I'm spending a shameful amount of time on the ILNP site planning an order lol :)

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  6. Great pictures! This is one of my favourite polishes :)

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  7. I have also just received this and it is every bit as gorgeous as I thought it would be <3

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  8. Thank you! Yes, I think it is super awesome!

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  9. Aw, thank you! Haha, and sorry about the enabling!

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  10. Thanks! I know- such an added bonus!

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  11. Thank you! It really is so beautiful in person. :)

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  12. Yes! The shift is pretty intense!

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  13. Thaaaaank you! I think they are the most fun to photograph a lot of times.

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